Indeed, big things come in small packages. Norbert, the 3-pound mixed breed dog, is proof of that. This little pooch is probably among the tiniest dogs there is on the planet, but he has achieved more than many other bigger dogs have.
Julie Steines adopted Norbert when he was just a pup. Norbert was a tiny puppy with a curly, brown fur. As he grew older, his coat turned white and fluffy. However, his size didn’t change at all, which is something that many people love.
Norbert has another characteristic that makes him even more adorable. For some reason, he keeps his pink little tongue stick out of his mouth. Norbert never fails to make those who meet him fall for his cuteness. He has this gift of effortlessly making people happy just with his presence.
So, when a woman at a store told Julie that Norbert would be a great therapy dog, she immediately checked out what a therapy dog is. At one-year-old, Norbert has officially become a registered therapy dog. He started working at the children’s hospital and nursing home.
Because of Norbert’s natural ability to make people around him happy and at ease, he’s helped many people find joy and comfort despite their suffering. But if you think that Norbert is only lovable because of his looks, Julie said that this little pooch is also very sweet and smart. He knows when someone is sick and sad, and he’d know exactly how to make them happy.
As if volunteering as a therapy dog isn’t enough, Norbert has also decided to publish a picture book called “Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?” Julie and her illustrator mother collaborated with little Norbert on this project. Julie said that the book aims to tell people that all of us have special gifts that would make people smile. She said that being big is not necessary to make a difference.
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Posted by Norbert on Friday, July 21, 2017
Norbert’s first book won nine awards. Because of this huge success, they decided to publish two more picture books and plush toy, which is bigger than little Norbert. They also donate the proceeds to charity. This makes Norbert a registered therapy dog, author, and philanthropist. Not many dogs can top that!